The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Tristen Harwood

Tristen is an Indigenous writer, critic, editor and researcher. The eldest of seven children, he was raised in Perth’s outer suburbs by a single mother on welfare. After relocating to Narrm/Melbourne he completed an Arts degree and has since worked as independent critic and essayist in Narrm and New York. He’s writing on art, film, fashion and literature is published in The Saturday PaperThe New York Times Magazine, The MonthlyArt + AustraliaArtlink, amongst others and has recently been translated into Spansh.

Alongside writing, Tristen has worked in Indigenous student support, arts education, research, editing, and mentoring roles. He is a volunteer board member at independent arts publisher Un Projects.

Wednesday 22 June
6.30-7.30pm AEST

Breaking Through: The Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme

In this panel discussion, Next Chapter recipients past and present, share their experiences of the scheme and discuss the many ways emerging writers are making the most of opportunities to break through barriers and challenge the assumptions of Australian publishing.